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Do gun control laws reduce crime?
Stricter gun control laws will reduce crime.
Stricter gun acquisition requirements are likely to prevent criminals from owning guns.
Gun control laws improve firearm safety and prevent accidents. A negligent discharge is considered a
in many places.
The presence of guns is likely to make people feel more
Other jurisdictions (countries, cities, etc) with
gun control laws have generally lower rates of crime and violence.
Gun control reduces the severity of crimes.
Gun control is likely to put police in harm's way.
The fact that
a massive increase in guns in the US has happened at the same time as gun related crimes have dropped
seriously challenges the idea that gun control reduces crime.
Passing stricter gun control laws will not reduce crime because criminals will ignore those laws.
The threat of the presence of a lawfully concealed firearm is likely to deter crime.
Legislative attempts for gun control legislation is unlikely to reduce crime.
Gun control will create black markets, which will fund organized crime without getting rid of many of the guns.
If the introduction of stricter gun control laws results in a large number of good hard working honest citizens becoming criminals then there is something wrong with the laws, rather than citizens.
Should the US adopt stricter gun controls?
Does Crime Control (Speedy Justice) trump Due Process?
Suicide by Firearm Should Not Be Included in Statistics About Gun Violence.